I’m listening to Vonette Bright speak about the days of co-founding a ministry in 1951 that now ranks as one of the largest missions organizations in the world. She mentions the moment she agreed to fully surrender to God. What would it require? What would it mean to submit to a calling?
I learned part of the answer I didn’t know before.
I didn’t realize that within an actual contract the Brights signed between themselves and God, the couple agreed not to accumulate wealth or seek fame.
I smiled when I heard her explain this. She knew something far greater and more satisfying than the world’s most seductive paths. She knew what mattered most in another economy in another kingdom.
Journal: Famous people are often annoyed by their fame. They don’t want it once they have it. Wealthy folks often die lonely and miserable. If we know these things, why are we still tempted by fame and money? What do they promise?